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Published on Aug 30, 2008
The National Radio Exhibition held at Olympia in London - hence the name "RadiOlympia". Television was first promoted at this exhibition in 1936 (to help launch the new public service). By 1938 television was the major attraction at the exhibition. This short clip, filmed on 3rd September 1938, gives an insight into the television section of the exhibition and features the following:
OUTSIDE VIEW OF THE NATIONAL EXHIBITION HALL - with RadiOlympia signage.
"IN THE GARDEN" - featuring the television gardener Mr Middleton & television announcer Elizabeth Cowell
"QUEUE FOR A SONG" - featuring Douglas Byng, Graham Payn, Joyce Winn, Queenie Leonard, Edward Cooper, Diana Chase & Jackie Billings.
"JACK HYLTON AND HIS BAND" - featuring Bruce Trent, Peggy Dell, June Malo, The Henderson Twins, Freddie Schweitzer & Maureen Potter.
"CABARET CRUISE" - featuring Walsh & Barker, Steve Geray & Magda Kun, The Five Lai Founs and the Dennis Van Thal Orchestra.
This film footage is from the Desmond Campbell Archive Collection held and administered by the Alexandra Palace Television Society. http://www.apts.org.uk
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